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Link between Blacksmiths party and University of Newcastle COVID-19 cluster becomes clearer as Hunter cases continue to grow

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated August 9 2021 - 2:18am, first published August 8 2021 - 9:30am
Picture: Marina Neil

Contact tracers are closing in on a link between a beach party at Blacksmiths Beach and a growing COVID-19 cluster at the University of Newcastle.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

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